Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Monday, 1 December 2014
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The Norwegian Christmas tree, the annual gift from the people of Oslo to the people of London since 1947 was erected in Trafalgar Square today. By the time I came past at 4pm the tree was in place and the workmen were just clearing away the off-cuts into a compost bin of enormous proportions. This ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2014 2:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 1 December 2014
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From London 24 Muhammad has become the most popular name for newborn boys in the UK, according to website BabyCentre. The website’s list of the top 100 baby names of 2014 showed Muhammad has risen a huge 27 places from last year to claim the number one spot for the boys.  The data showed an enormous ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2014 3:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 1 December 2014
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One incident - in some circumstances he might be a stalker or an obsessive fan. But in these circumstances the incident is a global problem in microcosm. From the Times of India. MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Gauhar Khan was slapped by a member of the audience while she was shooting for a television show ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2014 2:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 30 November 2014
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Finding a version of the Advent hymn Hills of the North Rejoice with the traditional words, not the politically correct modern verson, took a little effort. This is the Choir of Guildford Cathedral in Surrey, uploaded only a few weeks ago. It hasn't had many listens yet; it deserves more. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2014 11:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 30 November 2014
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From the Danish edition of The Local More than two dozen jihadists have collected unemployment benefits while fighting in Syria alongside terror organization Isis, the domestic intelligence agency PET revealed. Denmark paid unemployment benefits to 28 people while they were waging war for the Isis ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2014 11:26 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 30 November 2014
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According to a report in the Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung, the ring-leader of the 13 alleged jihadists who was arrested in a series of raids in the early hours of Friday morning was a major player in a global terror network. The Local looks at the profile of the alleged Bosnian-Serb mastermind. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2014 11:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 30 November 2014
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Andrew Gilligan in The Telegraph Charities accused of supporting jihad in Syria and other forms of terrorism have been paid millions of pounds by British taxpayers. Groups under investigation for allegedly aiding Syrian militants have used the Gift Aid system to claim large sums from the public purse. Among ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2014 2:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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From The Telegraph At least 15 people were killed and 14 others injured in the latest outbreak of bloodshed to hit China's violence-stricken northwest, according to state-controlled media. Details of what official reports immediately dubbed a "terrorist attack" remained sketchy on Saturday ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 6:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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Ryan McGee, sadly a serving soldier,  was jailed for two years yesterday for making a bomb at his home in Lancashire. The Daily Mail described him as "obsessed with extreme right groups EDL, BNP and KKK" and as "obsessed with the English Defence League but was not a member"   The BBC reported the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 5:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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From AFP, via the Hindustan Times Two bombs exploded at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders Friday, a week after he issued a call to arms to fight Boko Haram. At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire in ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 4:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 28 November 2014
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A British ISIS fighter has blown himself up in a car on a suicide mission in Iraq using 1800kg of explosives to kill a number of the country's security force soldiers. From the Daily Mail. Saves us the problem of revoking his citizenship.  Abu Hajar al-Britani reportedly carried out the martyrdom ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/28/2014 1:43 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 27 November 2014
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From the Telegraph Real Madrid have removed the cross from their club crest as part of a lucrative three-year deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.It is believed the European champions' new crest, minus the Christian cross, was created so as not to offend Muslim sensibilities in the United Arab ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2014 11:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 27 November 2014
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 From the Bristol Post A SICKENING underworld of sexual exploitation has been dismantled in Bristol – and can now be made public for the first time. In all, 13 Somali men have been convicted of 31 sex crimes against seven vulnerable teenage girls. They used and abused their victims, exploiting their ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2014 10:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 27 November 2014
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From the Jerusalem Post The threat appears in the foreword of the fifth edition of the organization's official magazine, Dabiq - named for a town in the suburbs of Syria's Aleppo, in which the group's members believe their will be a great war between Muslims and the West after its armies conquer ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2014 5:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 27 November 2014
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From the Telegraph Britain's benefits system is being abused to fund terrorism, a senior police officer has warned. Terri Nicholson, from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command unit, said that taxpayers’ money was being claimed fraudulently and used by terrorists in countries such as ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2014 3:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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From The Telegraph A jihadist who skipped bail and fled to Syria to join Isil has taunted lapse British security arrangements that allowed him to slip out the country. Abu Rumaysah has also boasted having a child under the Islamic State and posted images of himself hold the infant and an automatic ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/26/2014 10:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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From the Telegraph Facebook is still withholding the contents of five accounts set up by Fusilier Lee Rigby's murderer Michael Adebowale, as the soldier's family said the social network had "blood on its hands" over his death. A report into the intelligence held on Adebowale and his accomplice Michael ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/26/2014 5:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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From the Telegraph A catalogue of blunders, errors and delays by MI5 and the police hampered the monitoring of the killers of Drummer Lee Rigby, a parliamentary investigation found. The Intelligence and Security Committee concluded the Security Service could not have prevented the gruesome, random ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/26/2014 4:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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From the London Evening Standard Imran ibn Mansur, 24, also known as the self-styled Dawah Man who helps people be spiritual “superheroes”, was today banned from appearing at the University of East London. The university also banned this week’s event, advertised on Facebook by its Islamic Society, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/25/2014 6:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 24 November 2014
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From The Telegraph The Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidelines for solicitors on how to compile “Sharia compliant” wills amid complaints that they encouraged discrimination against women and non-Muslims. Andrew Caplen, president of the society, apologised and said the criticism had been ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/24/2014 2:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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